From AP News:
So President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planning a summit. What could possibly go wrong?
The two countries haven’t had significant, high-level talks in years and, as White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders emphasized, a meeting between the two leaders themselves could be the fastest way to turn around what has become an increasingly dangerous impasse.
So a lot could go right. It’s a bold, audacious and potentially groundbreaking gambit by both leaders.
But if Trump doesn’t play his cards wisely, and if his decision to accept Kim’s summit offer was as hasty as the details out in public now suggest, he could risk unnecessarily elevating Kim’s global status, setting up a diplomatic breakdown, and rushing other — possibly military — action to make up for it.
The AP asked three experts what they believe are the major pitfalls ahead. Here are their thoughts:
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